Why am I so terrible at posting lately?
Stuff I've finished (somewhat) recently: Suppli (really good dorama series about life and work), Phoenix Wright 3 (DS game -- waaaah, why is it over?), Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex (anime series -- hard to start, but good from there), Full Metal Panic! (anime series -- good beginning, good end, terrible middle), and Tales of Legendia (bittersweet ending that almost managed not to be cheesy, but despite that and the surprisingly easy final boss, my biggest feeling at the end was, "Thank goodness I'm done").
Oh, and books: Superior Saturday by Garth Nix (where is the next book? This one went too quickly!), 1-3 of the Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith (lol angst, yay! Damon is my favorite, but Elena and Stephen belong together), Extras by Scott Westerfeld (OK, enough about the "manga eyes" already! -- otherwise, pretty good, though not his best), The Last Days by Scott Westerfeld (very good, though I like Peeps just a bit more), and ... not The Host by Stephenie Meyer, because I just do not hate myself that much.
So now I've started Tales of Symphonia, which is enjoyable (even if Raine is a child abuser o.o) and have been working on Harvest Moon: Magical Melody as well (as a way to relieve the tension from playing Legendia and from actual work). I'm reading Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede.
Actual life stuff: There's so much, but in essence, so little. It all sums up in my feeling like all of my friends are going into the future, whether or not they have solid plans (and I'm happy for and proud of all of them), while I just stand still because I don't know which way to turn. The last time someone asked me what I wanted for the future, I couldn't even say, "Oh, I'm looking for a job in publishing." I just replied, "I'm trying to figure that out right now." I don't know what I want anymore. That really bothers me. I know everyone is worried about me and trying to be helpful but ... I'm in a terrible funk right now.
But, I'm sure a good deal of college grads (and high school grads and recently fired people) feel the same way. Right now, I'm just waiting.
... I guess this is why people do things like bike to the tip of Japan or catch a Greyhound to LA to "find themselves."
But anyway! I didn't post to be all srz bsns. I posted to fill out a meme!
Is there a hobby you want to take up?
-Um, exercising regularly. I don't know why I've gotten so terrible about this.
What is your favorite time of day and why?
-Evening, just after the sun has set and the stars and moon begin to come out. This is the time I always used to talk walks at Calvin ...
What kind of books do you read?
-Fantasy/Scifi, YA lit, children's lit, occasionally classics
What is the weather like today?
-Cool, with sudden rain showers.
What's a major wishlister of yours?
-Something I really want (to do)? Travel (Europe?). Return to Japan. Become a wildly rich author.
Who is your celebrity crush?
What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
-I guess ... video games. At least, that's what sucks up most of my time right now.
What are you listening to right now?
-A cricket chirping right outside the window (stupid crickets).
What food could you eat every day for weeks and not get sick of?
-Ha ha, pizza. OH OH and melon pan ♥
What websites do you always visit when you go online?
- LJ, gmail, ANN, AoD forums, a few blogs
What was the last thing you bought?
-Hrmm. I think it was a sort of carbonated slushie (tasty!) at some ice cream place by a friend's house
What was the cutest thing you've seen today?
-Uh, my cat? I haven't seen anything else cute today :(
Does the weather affect your mood?
-Sometimes. I like rain and cloudy days, but sometimes in winter the lack of any visible sky for weeks on end can get oppressive. Really violent storms frighten me. (I'm talking the kind where lightning strikes right next to your window, and you can almost feel the air sizzle -- I remember too well the day a tree fell on my house.)
What is your zodiac sign?
Do you want to learn another language?
-Yes. Even though I'm pretty terrible at self-study.
What do you like to do when you need cheering up?
-Take a walk. Dance around with my iPod, screaming at the top of my lungs. (These are not necessarily mutually exclusive.)
If you had to live in another country, what country would you live in?
-Hrmm. Japan, Scotland, Australia ... all seem quite agreeable.
One thing you want to change about yourself.
-My lack of motivation.
What are you looking forward to?
-Um ... playing some more video games after work tomorrow, I guess. I don't have much of a life right now, heh.
- anime stuff,
- book stuff,
- full metal panic,
- ghost in the shell:sac,
- life stuff,
- the last days,
- vampire diaries,
- video game stuff